Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Re: Theft System & battery light problem.....

(1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass)
in Portsmouth, VA on May 15, 2009
Its funny you should mention an ignition switch problem. My car was broken into not very long ago. In the parking lot of a repair shop no less. They tried to steal the car by busting the ignition & trying to get it started with a screw driver. So the starter just kept turning over until it killed the battery which I know it is not good for them to turn over that long. I believe I replaced the ignition switch (some part like that) so that I wouldn't have to pay a fortune to have it re-keyed. So maybe thats the problem.
Displaying 1 answer & 0 comments
Popular Answer
on May 22, 2009
I would not be surprised if only the ignition lock cylinder was replaced not the ignition switch after your car was broken into. I hope your problem has been corrected.
Sign in to reply
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
The security light wont turn off and key wont come out of ignition car wont turn off completely also fuel and temp ga...
We had been away for 3 months, during which time we left our 2010 ford focus in the garage. when we arrived home our...
Didn't find what you were looking for?